Xplore Dundee driver goes the extra nautical mile

Craig Duncanson (Centre) with RNLI volunteers

AN XPLORE Dundee bus driver has committed his spare time to help raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, RNLI.

Craig Duncanson, who has been an Xplore Dundee driver for 10 years, started volunteering for the RNLI fundraising team last year. Dedicating any extra hours where he can to help out, Craig works with the fundraising team and has been involved in a variety of events, from bucket collections and sponsored walks to beer festivals and open days.

Craig said: “I decided to volunteer after speaking to some members in my local pub. It’s a great way to give something back and I really enjoy getting involved. The people and the work that they do are brilliant, and I’m so proud to be involved.”

The RNLI rely on fundraising volunteers like Craig, to carry out vital work in the community to help raise funds. Volunteers make up 95% of people within the RNLI.

Stephen Riggans, General Manager at Xplore Dundee, added: “Craig has been a bus driver for almost 10 years, dedicating any extra hours to fundraising for the RNLI. The team at Xplore Dundee and I are all so proud of the role that Craig plays within the RNLI.”

2024 will see the RNLI celebrating 200 years of saving lives at sea, a significant milestone in the charity’s longstanding commitment to maritime safety.

RNLI Coxswain, Peter Hays said: “As part of one of the busiest fundraising teams in Scotland, Craig gives up his free time to help raise funds that allow us to continue to save lives at sea. Without our fundraisers, our crew couldn’t put our boats to sea. Therefore, we are all fundraisers, we are all lifesavers, we are one crew! I couldn’t be prouder of every single one of them.

“We are always on the lookout for new volunteers and anyone wishing to spare some of their time can find out more at www.rnli.org.”

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